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Contractor signs in for Pontypridd academic project

BAM Construction has been appointed by the University of South Wales (USW) to deliver a new academic building at the Treforest Campus in Pontypridd.

The proposed building will provide teaching, research, and support space for computing, maths, engineering, and technology. BAM will help to develop the detailed designs for the building, which is scheduled to begin construction later this year.

Designed by Stride Treglown Architects, the building will contain more than 40 teaching, learning and research spaces, including electronics and hydraulics labs, a flight simulator, a robotics lab, clean and industrial research spaces, collaborative teaching spaces, as well as virtual reality capability, and exhibition spaces.

BAM Construction Director Justin Price said: “As we embark on this project we have the chance to build something really special. Our passion for innovation and commitment to excellence means we’re looking forward to creating a space that not only meets the University’s expectations, but exceeds them.”

Dr Paul Davies, Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science at USW, said: “It has always been the vision that this building will be a home for STEM and a facility for everyone at USW, and the modern approach to learning and teaching contained within the design will enable this to be realised.”

Construction work is due to commence later this year.

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